Ymdaith Yr Hen Gymry march

Also known as March Of The Ancient Welsh.

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

Ymdaith Yr Hen Gymry has been added to 24 tunebooks.

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Five settings

1
X: 1
T: Ymdaith Yr Hen Gymry
R: march
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: D |\
G2 GG D>E FD | GG F/G/A/B/ c2 dc |
BG GG D>E FD | GG F/G/A/c/ BG G :|
|: B/c/ |\
d2 dB/c/ d2 dA/B/ | c2 cA/B/ c2 d/c/B/A/ |
BG GG D>E FD | GG F/G/A/c/ BG G :|
2
X: 2
T: Ymdaith Yr Hen Gymry
R: march
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|: E |\
A>A AA E>F GE | AA G/A/B/c/ dd/d/ de/d/ |
cA AA E>F GE | AA G/A/B/d/ cA A :|
|: c/d/ |\
ee ec/d/ ee eB/c/ | dd dB/c/ dd e/d/c/B/ |
cA AA E>F GE | AA G/A/B/d/ cA A :|
3
X: 3
T: Ymdaith Yr Hen Gymry
R: march
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
|: G |\
c>c cc G>A BG | cc B/c/d/e/ fg/f/ fg/f/ |
e>c cc GG/A/ B/A/G | cc B/c/d/f/ ec c :|
|:e/f/ |\
g2 ge/f/ g2 gd/e/ | f2 fd/e/ f2 g/f/e/d/ |
e>c cc GG/A/ B/A/G | c2 B/c/d/f/ ec c :|
4
X: 4
T: Ymdaith Yr Hen Gymry
R: march
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: (3A/B/c/ |\
dd/d/ dd AA/B/ cA | dd c/d/e/f/ g2 a>g |
fd/d/ dd A>B cA | dd c/d/e/g/ fd d :|
|: f/g/ |\
aa/a/ af/g/ aa/a/ ae/f/ | gg/g/ ge/f/ gg/g/ a/g/f/e/ |
fd/d/ dd AA/B/ cA | dd c/d/e/g/ fd d :|
5
X: 5
T: Ymdaith Yr Hen Gymry
R: march
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
K:Bmin
B4 B2B2|F2 (F^G) ^A2F2|B2B2 (^AB)(cd)|e2e2 e2 (f>e)|
d2B2B2B2|F2 F^G^A2F2|B2B2 (^AB)(ce)|d2B2 B4||
d2f2d2f2|d2f2f2 (ed)|c2 e2 c2e2|(c3d) (efec)|B2d2Tc3B|
F2F2 F4|d2 d>d d2 (cd)|e2 e>e e2 (de)|f2 (f>g) (fe)(dc)|B2 (d>c) B4||

Five comments

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This is a march, is it?

Some vowels would be nice by the way 🙂

The voweling Dow is hidden in the consonants:

Welsh vowels:
a ~ e ~ i ~ o ~ u ~ y ~ w

Just to confuse people, the ‘e’ is an ‘a’ in sound - - -
the ‘u’ is an ‘i’ in sound - - -
‘w’ can be a ‘w’ or an ‘oo’ - - -
and the ‘y’ has three options - ‘ee’ and a couple of ways that kind or go ‘uh’…

Things are not always as they seem, don’t yuh know…

"Umm-die-th uhrr hayn gum-rree"

‘th’ like in ‘bath’…and roll those ‘r’s…rrrrrrrrrr…